Apply for Housing

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For New Undergraduate Students

Are you planning to live on campus? Find out what you need to know to apply.

Your housing application will cover these topics:

  • Roommate preferences: tell us about your interests and desired living environment
  • Meal plan: choose the plan that meets your needs
  • Housing deposit: pay the refundable $400 housing deposit as part of your application
Housing application deadlines
Semester Deadline
Spring 2025 Dec. 1, 2024
Academic Year 2024-2025 May 31, 2024

Ready to start?

Submit your application

Attention Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students:

If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student for fall 2024 and are having trouble finding your housing application, please note that it takes approximately 2-3 business days for your enrollment deposit to be processed and the housing application to become available on your portal. If it has been more than 2-3 business days and you still cannot access your application, please contact Residence Life at or 805-493-3220.

Residency Policy

Full-time students (those who have 12 or more units per semester) enrolled in a traditional undergraduate program are required to live on campus through their Junior year (90 or more units). Learn more

Housing Cancellation Policy

If you decide not to attend, you may receive a refund of the $400 housing deposit if you cancel by emailing up to July 1 (for academic year applications) or by January 2 (for spring semester applications). View the housing cancellation policy